Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have set up a site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a hosting plan with our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will require no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for assistance.